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The Elmhurst Inn

40 Holland Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1432
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#22 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
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A visit to Acadia National Park and the Bar Harbor area offers opportunities for adventure and discovery. The summer is sensational, and all the other seasons have their beauty. The Elmhurst Inn welcomes travelers year-round. The inn is well-situated to be your gateway to adventure, while providing a calm respite at the end of the day. Surrounded by large gardens and lawn, the inn is set back on a quiet street a few steps from the heart of Bar Harbor. Our home-cooked breakfasts are classic, decadent B&B style feasts. In the afternoon you can join other guests and unwind with refreshments in the parlor or porch. At The Elmhurst Inn everything else fades away, all is right with the world, and life is in balance. This is your time. Your place is waiting.
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Alexa wrote a review Apr. 2021
Connecticut2 contributions
We stayed at the Elmhurst Inn in late April, just before the real start of the tourist season, and would definitely try to stay their again in the future! The Inn itself is beautiful - timeless New England cottage, but with every modern comfort we needed. Our room was spotlessly clean, and well-stocked with towels, blankets, heaters if needed, suitcase racks, iron and iron board, etc. We loved staying in the Bass Head room and sitting by the fireplace after dinner and a day of hiking in Acadia. Breakfast was delicious and served each morning in an adorable and well-lit sunroom that overlooked the cherry blossom tree near the driveway (which was in bloom while we were visiting!). The true standout at the Elmhurst was our host Cheryl. She was there with anything we might need, and she was kind, professional, and friendly. There was a list of local Bar Harbor restaurants and breweries that were all within walking distance, as well as tide and sunrise/sunset info for our adventures in Acadia. During our stay, I needed to mend a small rip in clothing from hiking, and Cheryl was on-hand to provide a sewing kit. I will be telling all my friends that when they go up to Acadia and Bar Harbor, they have to stay at the Elmhurst Inn! Thank you for such a wonderful stay Cheryl!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Paul S wrote a review Nov. 2020
Greensboro, North Carolina21 contributions23 helpful votes
I was very pleased with my 2 night stay at The Elmhurst Inn in November. It is well managed & the breakfasts served are to die for. With Bar Harbor being such a small town, the location was just fine. Visited Arcadia NP for 2 days. 3rd floor rooms ("Bee Hive") are adequate and less expensive, but suggest these for a single person due to size.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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carol j wrote a review Sep. 2020
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The Elmhurst is a cozy, conveniently located, Covid compliant spot. You are a ten minute walk away from town center. Our room was spacious, with a fireplace. Cheryl, the innkeeper, provided terrific tips on dining and activities. The highlight of this B&B, was the breakfast each one beautifully presented and prepared perfectly. Loved our time here!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sara B wrote a review Sep. 2020
Cherry Hill, New Jersey7 contributions2 helpful votes
The Elmhurst Inn embodies New England elegance, tradition, and hospitality. The rooms are lovely, comfortable, and well appointed. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious and featured three courses. We cannot say enough about Cheryl, the manager, who serves as concierge, receptionist, waitress, and in any other capacity needed. Our stay was truly phenomenal!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
NenupharBleu wrote a review Aug. 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions
I love this place so much!! It’s gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with antique furniture. I love how historic the place is too (originally from 1878). I’ve stayed in three different rooms and I loved all of them. One of them had a little reading room/sun room which was awesome and the other one had a fire place which was functional and they were so thoughtful that they left a fire log and matches there for me so I made a fire and it was so romantic! Everything is thought of at this place. They have fresh flowers everywhere, hot water and a selection of teas and also coffee available at any time, mini fridge... Anything you need is there. The dining room for breakfasts is absolutely gorgeous and full of sun and the breakfast is DELICIOUS (all the guests were saying that, not just me). Their quiche was so good I had to ask for a recipe! And it’s all served in a beautiful classy way. But the best part about it was honestly Cheryl, the inn keeper. The NICEST person you’ll meet and she went absolutely above and beyond to help me with anything I needed I didn’t have a car there and one day I couldn’t find an Uber/cab to take me to Cadillac mountain. Cheryl immediately offered to take me, drove me all the way up in the afternoon and then picked me up in the evening. Unbelievable. You don’t see that kind of kindness in this world anymore. Thank you so much, Elmhurst inn, I had the BEST time and I will be back soon again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$117 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elmhurst Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Elmhurst Inn?
Nearby attractions include Criterion Theater (0.5 km), Land Bridge to Bar Island (0.4 km), and St. Saviour's Church : (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elmhurst Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Elmhurst Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elmhurst Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elmhurst Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen, Reel Pizza Cinerama, and Jordan's Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elmhurst Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (0.4 km) and Sieur de Monts Spring (2.9 km).